Pronunciation of Kindling
/kˈɪndlɪŋ/, /kˈɪndlɪŋ/, /k_ˈɪ_n_d_l_ɪ_ŋ/
Synonyms for kindling:
fired, firewood, fuel, combustion.
Other synonyms and related words:
heart, touchwood, firing, punk rocker, firewood, hoodlum, nerve, hood, sack, goon, combustion, tinder, thug, dismissal, fervor, firing off, dismission, light, strong-armer, toughie, release, sacking, fire, punk, excitation, ignition, fuel, discharge, spunk, inflammation, liberation, mettle, ignition system, fervour, punk rock, redness.
Sense 1 (noun)
ignition, inflammation, lighting, firing.
burning, ignition, combustion.
material for starting a fire (noun)
spunk, tinder, touchwood, punk.
Usage examples for kindling:
- How had he succeeded, in this fierce gale, in kindling the torch so soon into a powerful flame? - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- Yes, brief and rapid as our glance at each other had been, I had fancied in her eyes a momentary kindling as they met mine, a warm summer- lightning which seemed for a second to light up for me the inner heaven of her soul. - "The Quest of the Golden Girl", Richard le Gallienne.
- She recalled the kindling of his tired eyes at her action, and smiled sadly to herself. - "The Knave of Diamonds", Ethel May Dell.